New Zealand’s worst fears have been realized with a spike of newon the first day of the country’s snap lockdown. New Zealand has overnight, on day one of a nationwide snap lockdown hoped to squash a Delta outbreak. The worst fears of have been released, with one Delta strain infection in Auckland announced on Tuesday, leading to additional community cases being detected. Today’s new issues are all in Auckland and linked to . Among them is a nurse at Auckland Hospital. All four have the Delta strain, have confirmed.
The discovery of New Zealand’s first instance of a Delta infection and the first local COVID-19 case in six months sparked the reintroduction of challenging level four restrictions.Minister Chris Hipkins said one new case was a co-worker of patient zero, a 58-year-old tradesman living in Devonport in the city, and three close contacts of the co-worker. The infected nurse has worked at Auckland Hospital in , Mr. Hipkins said. Expressed concerns about a “hospital outbreak” and announced “several precautions” to prevent further infections.
Auckland and the Coromandel Peninsula are now locked down for seven days, while the rest of the country is in lockdown for at least three days. “Going hard and early has worked for us before,” provide a critical service or care.Jacinda Ardern said at a press conference on Tuesday. “While we know that Delta is a more dangerous enemy to combat, the same actions that overcame the virus can be applied to beat it again.” Under level four restrictions, all but virtual workplaces must close, schools suspend in-person learning, and businesses will shut their doors unless they
“My very simple message (is), please stay at home,” the sources say patient Zero visited several homes during his duties as a tradesman. He also went to a handful of Auckland bars while infectious. Testing sites across Auckland have been inundated, with anyone showing mild symptoms urged to come forward. The growing list of exposure sites includes pubs, cafes, a service station, and a office.said on Wednesday. ”Stick to your bubble; stay home.” The lockdown has plunged New Zealand’s rollout into temporary chaos, suspended while authorities focus on the outbreak. Originally published as New Zealand records four new COVID-19 cases on its first day of a nationwide snap lockdown. Ms. Ardern said should reopen within 48 hours. Two dozen exposure sites have been identified, and